1. I look forward to my drive each week.
Traffic or not, 25 silent minutes in the early morning is a rare treat.
2. The best laid plans usually go awry. At least in my house.
I was so organized and prepared for my first morning of school.
Up and dressed and wearing make-up by 5:30,
(my kids don't see this too often)
lunches packed, breakfast table set
and that's about where it all unraveled.
Just as the hair dryer started to hum,
my son called me upstairs. Bloody nose.
Next it was crock-pot juice on my new big-girl clothes.
Then as I tried to make my escape to beat the traffic,
my daughter sent our excited greyhound bounding out the front door.
And down the street.
After his collar came off.
He's never, ever done this before.
Lesson learned? Relax.
Even though it was a big day for me,
it was just an ordinary day for the rest of the world.
3. At 36, I am an unrecognizable version of the student I was
in my teens and twenties.
Focused, driven, and organized,
I actually spread my work out instead of leaving it to the last minute.
I even retyped my class notes.
Who am I?
I have no idea what kind of grade I will earn or how I will measure up,
but so far, I am the best student I have ever been.
Sorry Mom and Dad.
I wish I knew this twenty years ago.
4. The challenge of something new, something I've wanted to pursue, something I'm not positive I will succeed at is incredibly motivating.
5. Oh, and I learned that I've been misusing the term couch my whole life.
See for yourself.
I knew this experience would be an eye-opener.
What kind of student were you? Any life lessons that surprised you recently?
Have a great week!